Results and Reviews

NYU Literacy Clinic

Results and Reviews

Student Outcomes

SkillAverage gains
Reading Accuracy
Instructional Level
1.5 grade levels
Reading Comprehension
Instructional Level
1.36 grade levels
DRA (optional) 5.6 text levels
Words Their Way
Power Score (Words Correct)
Words Their Way
Feature Score (Spelling Features)
Words Their Way
Developmental Stage
Sight Word Recognition
Phonemic Decoding

Parent Reviews

Tutoring Program and Staff
  • "This program is such a beautiful gift to our children. A. has learned so much and her self-esteem has grown. Thank you."
  • "The one-on-one teaching style was really, really good."
  • "E. was an excellent tutor for A. She was very patient and gentle."
  • "We loved the individual attention L. got."
  • "I was extremely pleased with the tutor. She really exceeded my expectations."
  • "Our tutor was great. My child liked her, and she provided me with a daily/weekly progress report for my child's teacher."
  • "Kay and M. were fantastic. As a parent, I learned much about how to support my child as a reader."
Clinic Hours and Location
  • "Location was great—classes should not be held when public schools are closed for vacation so that children would not miss any classes."
  • "I loved coming to the NYU campus. It was very inspiring to be around the college students."
  • "It would be helpful if the clinic started before 5:30pm. I would advocate a 4:30/no later than 5:00 timeframe."
  • "This program has helped my daughter very much and I only wish it were longer."
  • "I would like to say thank you for the flexibility given to me when I had a family emergency.  My daughter was able to make up the classes, thanks to my daughter’s wonderful tutor."
Your Child's Progress
  • "We want to come back."
  • "K.'s reading comprehension is so much better."
  • "J. did an amazing job building up D.'s confidence."
  • "My child’s tutor was excellent. She was accommodating and extremely helpful. C. is now comfortably ready for 2nd grade. She’s ready to tackle reading with confidence."
Additional Comments
  • "Supportive staff, responded to all questions; friendly; excellent communication with parents."
  • "I'm very happy and pleased with the program. The tutor was always available via cell and email. My child has improved in reading, and I want to continue so he does not fall behind. It was great to have 2 days per week for continuity. Would like to see the program in fall and spring."
  • "We’re very grateful for all that you’ve shared with our daughter. Each week she’d come home feeling very positive about reading and her class with J. This positiveness is the best gift of all!  Thank you."